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Physics of Turbulent Combustion

Program

5—30 September 2016

Coordinators: Xue-Song Bai, Geert Brethouwer, Christer Fureby, Nils E. Haugen, Elaine Oran, Nedunchezhian Swaminathan

www.nordita.org/combustion2016

Turbulent combustion is not only a part of our daily life (e.g. in combustion engines that power road vehicles, airplanes, space vehicles and ships, as well as in power plants and numerous industrial sectors), but also it is the key process in supernovae explosions and thermo-nuclear fusion. Turbulence itself is a challenging research area and over the past few decades a significant development in experiments and high fidelity modeling has been made. Combustion is a multi-scale physico-chemical process involving reactions with a range of time scales and when coupled with turbulence they occur also in different spatial locations. Depending on the mixture composition, temperature, pressure and flow conditions rich combustion phenomena can occur: ignition, quenching, deflagration and detonation wave propagation, formation of pollutants, supernovae explosion, etc.

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2016

Nordita School on Photon-Matter Interaction

School

3—7 October 2016

Coordinators: Patrick Norman, Lars G. M. Pettersson

www.nordita.org/cotxs2016

With the coming on-line of MAX IV as a world-leading synchrotron radiation facility, theory support is be essential to obtain maximum yield on this investment in experimental hardware. This school, open to students from the Nordic countries as well as elsewhere, focuses on state-of-the-art theory to describe different spectroscopies and scattering techniques. Topics to be covered include fundamental aspects of light-matter interactions, second quantization, relativistic effects, vibrational spectroscopy, optical and x-ray spectroscopies, dynamical effects, electron spectroscopy techniques and high-energy scattering.

Foundations of the Theory of Gravitational Waves

Workshop

9—11 October 2016

Coordinators: Marek Abramowicz, Lars Brink, Juri Poutanen, Stephan Rosswog

www.nordita.org/gw2016

The recent detections by the twin LIGO detectors of gravitational waves is one of the most important events in the history of science. It is therefore not surprising that gravitational waves are today the focus of attention for both the general public and professionals. There were already many events organized where LIGO's experimental results have been discussed, but none focused on the mathematical foundations of the theory behind the discovery. However, LIGO's success is not only a triumph of experimental physics and technology; it is also the culmination of a century of work by theorists on mathematical descriptions of gravitational waves. This three-day event is organized by Nordita in cooperation with the Nobel Committee and the Polish Ministry of Science.

Gaia Challenge

Workshop

10—14 October 2016

Coordinators: Malcolm Fairbairn, Andreea Font, Mark Gieles, Vincent Henault-Brunet, Daisuke Kawata, Douglas Marshall, Giacomo Monari, Justin Read, Robyn Sanderson, Douglas Spolyar

www.nordita.org/gaiachallenge2016

The aim of the Gaia Challenge is to prepare and discuss the exploitation of Gaia data, the first release of which will be on September 14, 2016. The format is that participants are invited to apply their favorite techniques to mock data in an effort to recover underlying physical quantities, like the gravitational potential and the phase-space structure of stars. However, this year a particular focus will be dedicated to the first data release of Gaia. The mock data will be distributed in advance, and the workshop itself is focused in comparing and discussing results, honing the various techniques, and building collaborations. The Gaia Challenge is part of the Nordita scientific program Dark Matter Distribution in the Era of Gaia.

Dark Matter Distribution in the Era of Gaia

Program

17 October — 17 November 2016

Coordinators: James Binney, Wyn Evans, Malcolm Fairbairn, Benoit Famaey, Sofia Feltzing, David W. Hogg, Giacomo Monari, Arnaud Siebert, Joseph Silk, Douglas Spolyar, Monica Valluri

www.nordita.org/dm2016

Dark Matter (DM) binds our galaxy together and is at the heart of modern cosmology. The current Lambda Cold DM paradigm has had great success on large scales, but a detailed understanding of the distribution of DM on smaller scales is still lacking where new data from Gaia could challenge the CDM scenario or rule out competing models such as warm dark matter. Gaia will measure the proper motion and distances of on the order of a billion stars in the Milky Way's disk, bulge and halo, as well as in a few individual Milky Way satellites. The focus of the workshop is to bring theorists (particle physicists and astrophysicists), modelers, and observers together in order to discuss ideas, methods, and modeling to focus our understanding of the local universe revealed by Gaia at a critical time when the first data from Gaia will become available.

Axion Dark Matter

Workshop

5—9 December 2016

Coordinators: Sebastian Baum, Lars Bergström, Katie Freese, Ariel Goobar, Yannis Semertzidis, Frank Wilczek

www.nordita.org/axions2016

The recent years have brought exciting developments in axion physics and breakthroughs in the experimental searches seem very likely at this time. To review the current status and foreseeable experimental advances, this workshop will bring together leading researchers from around the world who are exploring the physics around axions using a variety of techniques, to share their insights and find synergies.

2017

Nordita Winter School 2017 on Planet Formation

School

9—20 January 2017

Coordinators: Dhrubaditya Mitra

www.nordita.org/winterschool2017

The purpose of this winter school is to provide PhD students and young postdocs in the Nordic countries with introductory courses in a range of the most important topics in the field of planet formation. The school will provide a way to bring together students and young postdocs across different fields, research institutions and countries.

Frontiers of topological quantum matter

Conference

1—5 May 2017

Coordinators: Jens Bardarsson, Emil Bergholtz, Annica Black-Schaffer

www.nordita.org/tqm2017

 

Phase Transitions in Astrophysics, from ISM to Planets

Program

7 May — 2 June 2017

Coordinators: Fabio Del Sordo, Wladimir Lyra, Evangelia Ntormousi, Pascal Tremblin

www.nordita.org/pta2017

Phase transitions occur constantly in the interstellar medium and to a large degree define star and planet formation. The transition from atomic to molecular gas sets the initial conditions for star formation, while the formation and destruction mechanisms of dust and other solids is the basis for understanding the origins of planets. This program aims to bring together experts in ISM dynamics, planet formation, exoplanet atmosphere, and planetary ices, from both modeling and observations to study this problem in detail.

The Physics of Extreme-Gravity Stars

Program

5—30 June 2017

Coordinators: Melvyn Davies, Rob Fender, Johan Fynbo, Shri Kulkarni, Samaya Nissanke, Eran Ofek

www.nordita.org/egs2017

Massive stars, almost always found in pairs, evolve and end their lives as extreme-gravity compact objects - white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes. Binary stellar interactions and gravitational radiation drive these two objects together resulting in their mergers. Such mergers are widely accepted to give rise to a host of the most energetic transient events known in the Universe. By critically assessing binary stellar interactions and evolution, this program will bring together theorists, computational astrophysicists, observers, and instrumentalists for a period of three weeks. Our aim is to systematically connect the binary progenitors through the complex merger physics to the myriad of observed and predicted cosmic transient events. This multidisciplinary program is urgent since the maximum scientific return of these new observatories and instruments will rely on the program’s deliverables. The timeliness of the program is further underlined as instruments, such as LIGO and Virgo, will constrain the rates of neutron star-neutron star and neutron star-black hole mergers within the next five years.

Advances in Theoretical Cosmology in Light of Data

Program

4—29 July 2017

Coordinators: Katherine Freese, Martina Gerbino, Jon Gudmundsson, Shirley Ho, Ingunn Wehus

www.nordita.org/theocos2017

What is the expansion history of the Universe? What are dark energy and dark matter? Is Einstein’s theory of gravity valid on cosmological scales? What generated the initial perturbations that grew into stars and galaxies? We are gradually developing the observational and theoretical prowess to tackle the most fundamental unknowns of our Universe, the nature of dark matter and dark energy, and to shed light on the dark ages spanning the dawn of time to the birth of the first star. Through observations of the Cosmic Microwave Background and Large Scale Structure we are unravelling this cosmic puzzle while constraining the inflationary physics that we believe is responsible for generating the primordial perturbations, the seeds of our universe. By complementing these studies with information from cosmological messengers, such as neutrinos and gravitational waves, we link our cosmological understanding to fundamental physics. The challenge for further progress lies at the intersection of these thrusts; strong interactions and collaborations between the theory and observations are required to answer key questions of modern day cosmology.

Topological Phases in Cold Atom Systems

Program

31 July — 18 August 2017

Coordinators: Eddy Ardonne, Markus Hennrich, Jonas Larson, Susanne Viefers

www.nordita.org/tpcas2017

Topological phases play an important role in condensed matter physics for understanding quantum effects like topological insulators and the quantum Hall effect. At the same time, cold atoms and ions have matured as a testbed to study complex quantum systems and are now used to generate, visualize and understand topological quantum states and phases. This program will bring together researchers from condensed matter and atomic physics, to share their knowledge how to describe and investigate topological quantum systems and to inspire collaborations between researchers of the two fields.

Multi-Component and Strongly-Correlated Superconductors

Workshop

17—21 August 2017

Coordinators: Egor Babaev, Vladimir Juričić, Karen Michaeli, Mihail Silaev

www.nordita.org/sc2017

Modern condensed matter systems of interest, including those which display the highest superconducting transition temperatures, tend to exhibit a complex interplay of many-body ordering tendencies with ensuing multicomponent field theories. Understanding the microscopic origin and the phenomenology of such interplay has been among the most active frontiers of research in recent years. A satellite of the 28th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics, LT28, held 9-16 August 2017 in Gothenburg, Sweden, this conference will cover a wide range of topics such as superconductivity in iron-pnictides, cuprates, and in materials without inversion symmetry, as well as other systems with unconventional pairing symmetry.

Current and Future Trends in Stochastic Thermodynamics

Program

4—29 September 2017

Coordinators: Erik Aurell, Bart Cleuren, Astrid de Wijn, Ralf Eichhorn

www.nordita.org/st2017

Stochastic thermodynamics is a recently established discipline of statistical physics. It aims to apply and extend thermodynamic principles to the non equilibrium regime. In particular, it provides an adequate framework to investigate the behaviour of small systems. The salient property of stochastic thermodynamics is the incorporation of fluctuations, which are prominent on that scale. In combination with the constraints put forth by macroscopic thermodynamics, a number of important fundamental results were established, e.g. the fluctuation theorems. Stochastic thermodynamics is by now a rapidly evolving field, with an increasing range of applications. The aim of this program to discuss the latest developments and open problems in Stochastic Thermodynamics.

Past Events

2016

Inward Bound - Conference on Black Holes and Emergent Spacetime

Conference

17—20 August 2016

Coordinators: Monica Guica, Niels Obers, Bo Sundborg, Lárus Thorlacius

www.nordita.org/bh2016-c

This conference is organized in connection with the Nordita program Black Holes and Emergent Spacetime. The conference will provide a forum for discussing recent advances in gravitational theory and its interplay with quantum theory, with a focus on quantum aspects of black holes and the holographic nature of space-time.

Black Holes and Emergent Spacetime

Program

8 August — 2 September 2016

Coordinators: Monica Guica, Niels Obers, Bo Sundborg, Lárus Thorlacius

www.nordita.org/bh2016

This Nordita Program will develop two interrelated themes to provide new insights into the underlying holographic structure of space-time and the quantum nature of black holes. We will focus on the interplay between quantum entanglement, entropy and the emergence of space-time from quantum field theory in the context of holographic dualities. A parallel theme involves extending the notion of holographic duality to more general classes of space-times. Widening the scope of the holographic paradigm will open up new avenues for applied holography and may shed light on some deep puzzles in quantum cosmology. The program aims at bringing together experts in this exciting research field and introduce PhD students and younger researchers to these developments.

Amplitudes 2016

Conference

4—8 July 2016

Coordinators: Paolo Di Vecchia, Monica Guică, Henrik Johansson, Joseph Minahan, Konstantin Zarembo

www.nordita.org/amplitudes2016

Videos from talks

The Amplitudes 2016 conference will be devoted to exciting advances and developments in the field of amplitudes and related subjects: amplitudes in gauge, gravity, and string theories, AdS/CFT and integrability, the structure of SYM and supergravity, mathematics of polylogarithms, Grassmannians and twistor approaches, and connections to LHC phenomenology.

Multi-Component and Strongly-Correlated Superconductors

Program

4—29 July 2016

Coordinators: Daniel Agterberg, Egor Babaev, Karen Michaeli, Asle Sudbø, Oskar Vafek

www.nordita.org/sc2016

Modern condensed matter systems of interest, including those which display the highest superconducting transition temperatures, tend to exhibit a complex interplay of many-body ordering tendencies with ensuing multicomponent field theories. Understanding the microscopic origin and the phenomenology of such interplay has been among the most active frontiers of research in recent years. The goal of the workshop is to bring together experts working on various aspects of the field to share their latest development and spark future collaborations. The workshop will cover a wide range of topics such as: superconductivity in iron-pnictides, cuprates, and in materials without inversion symmetry, as well as other systems with unconventional pairing symmetry.

Aspect of Amplitudes

Program

13 June — 2 July 2016

Coordinators: Nima Arkani-Hamed, Zvi Bern, Ruth Britto, Paolo Di Vecchia, Henrik Johansson

www.nordita.org/aspects2016

Scattering amplitudes in relativistic quantum theories possess a multitude of remarkable hidden structures and correspondences. They are of vital importance for high-precision comparisons of theory and experiment at the LHC, yet they also have the promise of revealing fundamentally new approaches to quantum field theory and of exposing interrelations that unify gauge theories, gravity, and string theory. This program will provide a meeting ground to communicate the current themes and recent progress in various areas of theoretical physics touched by scattering amplitudes. This includes N=4 SYM, higher-loop QCD, perturbative gravity, string amplitudes, polylogarithms, Grassmannians and the amplituhedron, soft theorems, twistor strings, color-kinematics duality and double-copy properties of gravity, supergravity UV behavior, and more.

Aspects of Membrane Dynamics 2016

Conference

13—17 June 2016

Coordinators: Joakim Arnlind, Jens Hoppe

www.nordita.org/membranes2016

 

Physics and Social Networks Dynamics of the Markets

Conference

30 May — 3 June 2016

Coordinators: Alexander Balatsky, Stanislav Borysov, Nathan Kleeorin, Christopher Triola

www.nordita.org/markets2016

The post Lehman market dynamics represent a fascinating case study of the evolution of the complex drive system. We propose to apply the methods of data mining, machine learning and social network analysis to analyze the behavior and possibly catch the tipping points and onset of new trends in the evolution of complex systems like markets. We envision a highly interactive exchange of ideas between social science, statistical physics, mathematics, Big Data and theoretical physics.

Statistical Mechanics of Quantum Dynamics

Workshop

25—28 May 2016

Venue: Mariehamn, Åland

Coordinators: Mikko Alava, Erik Aurell, Ralf Eichhorn, Jukka Pekola

www.nordita.org/sm2016

Recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in statistics mechanics aspects of quantum systems that are not covered by the well-developed quantum statistical mechanics. Key motivational questions have been quantum fluctuation relations and the generalization to the quantum domain of key concepts of non-equilibrium thermodynamics such as heat and work, all still actively investigated and where no consensus has been reached. The topic has many potential applications related to optimizing and control of quantum dynamics through interaction with the environment and through measurement. The workshop aims to bring together pioneers and leading researchers active in the field, and is also run as a school aimed at graduate and undergraduate students.

Quantitative Perspectives on Cancer

Conference

23—27 May 2016

Coordinators: Ran Friedman, Jens Lagergren, Markus Ringnér

www.nordita.org/cancer2016

This conference will bring together researchers from various areas within natural sciences, who apply theoretical approaches to cancer research. In addition, we will host few leading clinically-oriented scholars who will present the audience with their views on the most urgent issues within the field. Ample time will be given for discussions, and we are expecting a dialogue between the theoretically- and clinically-oriented scientists, as well as interesting discussions among theoreticians.

From Quantum Field Theories to Numerical Methods

Program

2—27 May 2016

Coordinators: Eddy Ardonne, Maria Hermanns, Frank Pollmann, Susanne Viefers

www.nordita.org/qftnum2016

Quantum field theoretical concepts are an essential tool for the understanding of a wide range of problems in condensed matter theory including the theory of quantum phase transitions, the quantum Hall effects, and frustrated spin systems. While field theories provide an effective description and capture the universal features, they cannot usually be directly related to microscopic models. Here numerical tools are of great importance to tackle quantum many-body problems starting from microscopic Hamiltonians. Over the past decades, several new numerical tools have been developed, including tensor product state based methods, multi-scale entanglement renormalization group methods and new quantum Monte Carlo methods.

Holography and Dualities 2016: New Advances in String and Gauge Theory

Program

30 March — 22 April 2016

Coordinators: Sergei Gukov, Charlotte Kristjansen, Olof Ohlsson Sax, Bogdan Stefanski, Konstantin Zarembo

www.nordita.org/holography2016

The holographic duality has provided new insights into the physics of strongly-coupled systems by bridging together different subjects that before were thought to be completely unrelated, such as hydrodynamics and physics of black holes, string theory and strongly-coupled phenomena in condensed-matter physics, integrable systems and and non-perturbative behavior of gauge fields. Symmetries have played an important role in these developments and have led to development of new non-perturbative methods based for example on integrability, bootstrap and localization. The aim of the program is to discuss new developments in dualities and holography, with focus on gauge/string dualities, integrability, symmetries in string theory, supersymmetric localization, bootstrap methods, applications of holography in QCD and condensed-matter systems.

Accretion onto magnetized neutron stars

Workshop

21—25 March 2016

Coordinators: Juri Poutanen

www.nordita.org/xraypulsars2016

The workshop is devoted to the physics of the interaction between the accretion discs and stellar magnetospheres and structure of accretion flows onto magnetized neutron stars. The specific topics to be discussed during the workshop include but not limited to accreting millisecond pulsars (AMSP), X-ray pulsars, and Super-Eddington accretion flows around magnetized neutron stars.

The 7th Nordic Workshop on Statistical Physics: Biological, Complex and Non-Equilibrium Systems

Workshop

16—18 March 2016

Coordinators: Ralf Eichhorn, Alberto Imparato

www.nordita.org/nwsp2016

This workshop series provides a forum where scientists in the Nordic countries working in the area of Statistical Physics can meet regularly. Topics covered include diffusion problems, physics of DNA and bio-molecules, population dynamics, pattern formation, non-equilibrium transport, bacterial motility, single-molecule kinetics, dynamics and structure of networks, statistical inference, Monte-Carlo simulation techniques, self-assembly, soft condensed matter (colloids, liquid crystals etc.), work relations and fluctuation theorems, and many more.

2015

Theia: Dark Matter and Exoplanets

Conference

2—3 November 2015

Coordinators: Celine Boehm, Katherine Freese, Douglas Spolyar

www.nordita.org/theia2015

This is a collaboration meeting to answer an ESA call about medium space missions (5th call) referred to as M5. The application is to launch a satellite capable of doing microlensing and astrometry to discover (very best case scenario) exoplanets and dark matter, thus bring together two communities into one project.

Meeting on Bottlenecks for Particle Growth in Turbulent Aerosols

Meeting

12 October 2015

Coordinators: Axel Brandenburg, Bernhard Mehlig

www.nordita.org/bottleneck2015

A meeting in connection with the project on Bottlenecks for Particle Growth in Turbulent Aerosols financed by the Knut och Alice Wallenberg Foundation.

Stochastic Thermodynamics in Biology

Program

21 September — 16 October 2015

Coordinators: Erik Aurell, Astrid de Wijn, Ralf Eichhorn

www.nordita.org/stbio2015

"Stochastic Thermodynamics" represents an exciting new research direction in statistical physics, which explores fundamental aspects of non-equilibrium processes. The common idea is to adapt and generalize concepts from equilibrium thermodynamics to the non-equilibrium realm, typically on the level of single particle trajectories monitored over the entire system evolution. The program intends to gather the world-leading experts to explore the possibilities of applying the tools of Stochastic Thermodynamics to open questions in biological systems, mainly on the cellular and molecular level.

Hawking Radiation

Conference

24—28 August 2015

Coordinators: Laura Mersini, Yen-Chin Ong, Malcom J. Perry

www.nordita.org/hrad2015

Videos from talks

During this conference, Stephen Hawking along with a group of the world's most renowned physicists will be discussing one of the most pressing and complex questions in the field and, arguably, the world today: whether singularities in black holes exist and whether Hawking radiation has bearing on their existence.

Physics of Interfaces and Layered Structures

Program

24 August — 11 September 2015

Coordinators: David Abergel, Alexander Balatsky, Annica Black-Schaffer, Philip Hofmann, Yoshihiro Iwasa

www.nordita.org/pils2015

A major direction of research in contemporary condensed matter physics is the effort to design materials with specific functionality by utilizing the unique properties of interfaces between materials of different types. The prospect of using two-dimensional interfaces between two-dimensional layers at the nanoscale provides many potential avenues for tailoring materials. The program brings together world leaders in the fields of superconductivity and Dirac materials and young researchers from the Nordic region who can learn from them.

Microphysics in Computational Relativistic Astrophysics

Conference

17—21 August 2015

Coordinators: Axel Brandenburg, Emanuel Gafton, Oleg Korobkin, Stephan Rosswog, Emilio Tejeda

www.nordita.org/micra2015

This interdisciplinary workshop will bring together researchers in nuclear and neutrino physics, nuclear astrophysics, and in numerical modelling of relativistic astrophysical phenomena such as the mergers of neutron stars and core-collapse supernovae. The overarching goal of the MICRA workshop is to improve the interaction and collaboration between different communities towards astrophysical simulations that combine state-of-the-art microscopic (neutrino-matter interactions, equations of state, thermonuclear reaction rates) and macroscopic physics/methods (e.g. hydrodynamics, radiative transfer and relativity).

Einstein Toolkit Workshop 2015

Workshop

11—14 August 2015

Coordinators: Axel Brandenburg, Oleg Korobkin, Stephan Rosswog

www.nordita.org/toolkit2015

This workshop is targeted at new and potential new users of the open source relativity infrastructure. It will provide a general introductions into numerical relativity (although some previous knowledge would be beneficial) and in code development within large collaborations. Hands-on sessions will help to familiarize attendees with the Einstein Toolkit. We would like to invite especially students from physics and computer science to participate.

Nordita Master Class in Physics 2015

School

8—14 August 2015

Venue: Ishøj Strand, Denmark

Coordinators: Paolo Di Vecchia, Dhubaditya Mitra

www.nordita.org/masterclass2015

The traditional Nordita one-week summer school in physics for students from the Nordic and Baltic countries aims at introducing frontier areas of physics research by world top scientists at a level understandable for undergraduate students, and also to stimulate further studies. The following four series of lectures, each of five hours, will be given: Complex Systems, Gravitation and Cosmology, Stellar Physics, Quantum Computing in Condensed Matter Systems, and Amplitudes in High-Energy Physics. The lectures will be accompanied by exercises in groups and discussion sessions.

Magnetic Reconnection in Plasmas

Program

27 July — 21 August 2015

Coordinators: Yuri Khotyaintsev, Stefano Markidis, Åke Nordlund, Andris Vaivads

www.nordita.org/mrp2015

Magnetic reconnection is a fundamental multi­scale plasma process responsible for plasma transport, plasma heating and acceleration of energetic particles in many astrophysical environments, ranging from planetary magnetospheres and solar wind to solar flares, accretion disk corona, and other astrophysical plasmas. The major goal of this program is to increase the knowledge about the magnetic reconnection process in astrophysical plasma environments based on synergies between the studies of magnetic reconnection remotely, in situ, in numerical simulations and in laboratories.

Origin, Evolution, and Signatures of Cosmological Magnetic Fields

Program

15 June — 10 July 2015

Coordinators: Axel Brandenburg, Tina Kahniashvili, Tanmay Vachaspati

www.nordita.org/cmf2015

Focus themes during this program will be: observations, observational tools, prospects; MHD in cosmology and origin of magnetic fields; and magnetized structures. There will be a conference during the second week.

2015: The Spacetime Odyssey Continues

Conference

2—5 June 2015

Venue: Piperska Muren, Stockholm

Coordinators: Lars Bergström, Jan Conrad, Joakim Edsjö, Chad Finley, Katherine Freese, Irina Galstyan, Ariel Goobar, Sabine Hossenfelder, Tomi Koivisto, Christopher Savage, Douglas Spolyar, Stefan Vogl

www.nordita.org/odyssey2015

The plan of the conference is a 3-day celebration of the remarkable advances in the fields of particle physics and cosmology from the turn of the millennium to the present day. There will be a series of talks and panels over the course of the three days by the invited participants. The conference will take place at a 17th century estate Piperska Muren in central Stockholm.

Statistical Mechanics of Forms and Shapes

Workshop

27—30 May 2015

Venue: Mariehamn, Åland

Coordinators: Mikko Alava, Marcelo A. Dias, Ralf Eichhorn, Petia Vlahovska

www.nordita.org/sm2015

Manifestations of patterns such as wrinkles, folds, and singular creases, are ubiquitous mechanical instabilities found in nature and they happen at many different length-scales, from cell membranes to leaves and flowers. The ways materials respond to external forcing, deformation, failure, etc, are intrinsically geometric effects that get transmitted across length scales, from the geometric microstructure to the bulk. The goal of this meeting is to target cutting edge questions on the mechanics of shape formation and response of intrinsically 2-dimensional soft-matter with focus on the question how microstructure architectures may result into macroscopic phenomena that are effectively non-linear and anisotropic responses to external forces and strains.

Control of Ultrafast Quantum Phenomena

Program

18 May — 12 June 2015

Coordinators: Jan Petter Hansen, Eva Lindroth, Esa Räsänen

www.nordita.org/ultrafast2015

The aim is to study quantum control and dynamics of few-particle systems in an active collaborative effort between experimentalists and theorists, as well as between recognized senior researchers and young investigators. The activity is motivated by recent advances in the physics of ultrafast phenomena in the femto- and attosecond time scale - a regime within reach of novel light sources. New insights into fundamental many-body physics are expected when ultrafast atomic and solid-state processes can be monitored in real time.

Chiral Bands in Nuclei

Conference

20—22 April 2015

Coordinators: Ayse Atac Nyberg, Maria Doncel, Roberto Liotta

www.nordita.org/cbn2015

The physics of exotic nuclear shapes, where the nuclear behavior is expected to be significantly altered, presents the possibility of the appearance of chiral bands and its related new physics. Chirality represents a novel feature of rotating triaxial nuclei, in which the chiral symmetry is spontaneously broken in the intrinsic reference frame and is observed in the laboratory frame. During the three days of the Conference we plan to focus on the present theoretical and experimental status regarding chiral bands. We plan also to discuss new observations and theoretical approaches, the interaction between theories and experiments and, last but not least, future collaboration projects.

Probing the Fundamental Nature of Spacetime with the Renormalization Group

Workshop

23—27 March 2015

Coordinators: Dario Benedetti, Astrid Eichhorn, Frank Saueressig

www.nordita.org/spacetime2015

Renormalization group methods are a key element of theoretical particle physics and may also be central for constructing a fundamental theory of gravity, e.g., based on Weinberg’s asymptotic safety conjecture. The aim of this program is to bring together theorists and phenomenologists in order to discuss ideas related to the application of the renormalization group in quantum gravity and the consequences of asymptotic safety for cosmology, black holes and a possible ultraviolet completion of the standard model of particle physics including gravity.

Sunspot formation: theory, simulations and observations

Workshop

9—13 March 2015

Coordinators: Axel Brandenburg, Illa R. Losada, Göran Scharmer, Nishant Singh

www.nordita.org/sunspots2015

Scientific recording of sunspots started with Galileo in 1609. Since Hale (1908) we know that sunspots are strong concentrations of magnetic field of up to 4000 gauss. They could be formed by subsurface magnetic flux tubes piercing the surface. Meanwhile, numerical simulations by many different groups suggest that strong magnetic fields could be generated in the bulk of the convection zone. This would mean that sufficiently strong magnetic fields may be generated not far from the surface. However, at the surface the magnetic field appears to be strongly concentrated into only a few isolated spots - in stark contrast to the more diffuse magnetic field beneath the surface. This is still a mystery.

Extended Theories of Gravity

Program

2—20 March 2015

Coordinators: Kari Enqvist, David Fonseca Mota, Fawad Hassan, Lavinia Heisenberg, Tomi Koivisto

www.nordita.org/xgrav2015

Videos from talks

The cosmological constant and the physics behind dark energy that accelerates the expansion of the universe remain among the biggest mysteries in theoretical physics. An intriguing possibility is that these problems stem from extrapolating Einstein's General relativity from the Solar system to the far infrared cosmological scales. In the other extreme, at the ultraviolet regime Einstein's theory encounters notorious infinities resulting in spacetime singularities and obstacles to quantisation, which suggest new gravitational physics with possible repercussions to early universe physics. The program aims at establishing new links between fundamental physics and cosmological and astrophysical experiments from the fruitful interface of extended theories of gravity.

The 6th Nordic Workshop on Statistical Physics: Biological, Complex and Non-Equilibrium Systems

Workshop

25—27 February 2015

Coordinators: Ralf Eichhorn, Alberto Imparato

www.nordita.org/nwsp2015

This workshop series provides a forum where scientists in the Nordic countries working in the area of Statistical Physics can meet regularly. Topics covered include diffusion problems, physics of DNA and bio-molecules, population dynamics, pattern formation, non-equilibrium transport, bacterial motility, single-molecule kinetics, dynamics and structure of networks, statistical inference, Monte-Carlo simulation techniques, self-assembly, soft condensed matter (colloids, liquid crystals etc.), work relations and fluctuation theorems, and many more.

Nordita Winter School 2015 in Theoretical Particle Physics

School

7—16 January 2015

Coordinators: Paolo Di Vecchia, Konstantin Zarembo

www.nordita.org/winterschool2015

The purpose of this winter school is to provide PhD students and young postdocs in the Nordic countries with introductory courses in a range of the most important topics in the field of theoretical particle physics. The school will provide a way to bring together students and young postdocs across different fields, research institutions and countries.

2014

Particle Growth in Turbulent Aerosols

Meeting

7 November 2014

Coordinators: Axel Brandenburg, Bernhard Mehlig

www.nordita.org/aerosols2014-m

This is a kick-off meeting in connection with the project on Bottlenecks for Particle Growth in Turbulent Aerosols financed by the Knut och Alice Wallenberg Foundation.

Water – the Most Anomalous Liquid

Program

13 October — 7 November 2014

Coordinators: Richard H. Henchman, Anders Nilsson, Lars G. M. Pettersson

www.nordita.org/water2014

Water is ubiquitous and a prerequisite to life as we know it, yet the fundamental origin in terms of structure and dynamics of its many anomalous properties is still under debate. No simulation model is currently able to reproduce these properties throughout the phase diagram. Experimental techniques, such as x-ray spectroscopies and x-ray and neutron scattering, femtosecond pump-probe and free-electron laser experiments in "no man’s land", provide data that stimulate new theory developments. This program brings together experimentalists and theoreticians in strong synergy to advance towards a unified picture of water.

Dark Energy Interactions

Workshop

1—3 October 2014

Coordinators: David Fonseca Mota, Tomi Koivisto

www.nordita.org/de2014

The main theme of the workshop is dark energy, and even more specifically the possible interactions of dark energy. The emphasis is theoretical but observational prospects shall be discussed with great interest. Some specific topics to be covered are: screening mechanisms (Vainshtein, chameleon, disformal, symmetron), structure formation (linear and nonlinear, N-body simulations, Euclid forecasts), and couplings to visible sector (variations of constants, astrophysical and cosmological constraints).

Computational Challenges in Nuclear and Many-Body Physics

Program

15 September — 10 October 2014

Coordinators: Alexander Balatsky, Jorge Dukelsky, Roberto Liotta, Chong Qi, Ramon Wyss

www.nordita.org/cc2014

Advanced theoretical methods play a central role in answering the key questions of many-body physics. We intend to discuss and compare such methods as are being applied at present in nuclear physics, condensed matter, cold atoms and quantum chemistry. The computation techniques required to achieve an understanding of existing experimental data and in predicting with high reliability new properties and processes seem at present to be dispersed in the various fields.

Experimental Search for Quantum Gravity

Workshop

1—5 September 2014

Venue: SISSA, Trieste, Italy

Coordinators: Mautizio Gasperini, Sabine Hossenfelder

www.nordita.org/esqg2014

The aim of this workshop is to put together experimentalist, theoreticians and phenomenologists that are interested in possible tests of the quantum/discrete structure of spacetime at very short distances. There will be a number of rather focussed talks that will discuss possible phenomenological tests of quantum gravity scenarios and propose new ideas in this direction. This is the fourth workshop of the series.

The 2nd Nordita Workshop for Science Writers

Workshop

27—29 August 2014

Coordinators: Sabine Hossenfelder, George Musser

www.nordita.org/ww2014

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Quantum physics is a notoriously challenging subject even for the experts. The goal of this workshop is to give science writers the opportunity to take a step back and gain a broader perspective on this field. At the same time, we want to give researchers in the field the possibility to interact with science writers and share experiences about the pitfalls of science communication. Some of the topics covered: Quantum computing, quantum optics and novel tests of the foundations of quantum mechanics, topologial insulators, tests of emergent quantum mechanics, analog gravity, the gauge-gravity duality and its applications in condensed-matter physics, and searching for new physics in atomic, molecular and optical physics.

Holographic Methods and Applications

Workshop

18—22 August 2014

Venue: University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland

Coordinators:

www.nordita.org/holo2014

The 2014 annual workshop of the ESF network HoloGrav will be held in Reykjavík, Iceland. The meeting will provide an overview and assessment of recent progress in applying holographic methods to various strongly coupled quantum systems. Focus topics include: quantum entanglement, out of equilibrium dynamics in condensed matter and in heavy ion collisions, explicit and spontaneous symmetry breaking in holographic models, holography for higher spin theories, and integrability in supersymmetric gauge theories.

Conference on Quantum Engingeering of States and Devices

Conference

18—23 August 2014

Coordinators: Sougato Bose, Reinhold Egger, Henrik Johannesson, Pasquale Sodano

www.nordita.org/qe2014-c

This conference, which is part of the Nordita program Quantum Engineering of States and Devices, aims at furthering interactions among researchers working in different subfields of quantum engineered systems.

Supersymmetric Field Theories Workshop

Workshop

13—16 August 2014

Coordinators: Charlotte Kristjansen, Matthias Staudacher, Konstantin Zarembo

www.nordita.org/susy2014

Supersymmetry is one of the most beautiful symmetry principles in physics. Apart from possible phenomenological applications, supersymmetry has led to tremendous progress in understanding non-perturbative phenomena in quantum field theory. The aim of the workshop is to highlight recent advances in supersymmetric field theories, in particular through their relationship to other subjects such as integrable systems, string theory, gauge-string duality and AdS/CFT correspondence, QCD and conformal field theory.

Quantum Engingeering of States and Devices

Program

11 August — 5 September 2014

Coordinators: Sougato Bose, Reinhold Egger, Henrik Johannesson, Pasquale Sodano

www.nordita.org/qe2014

Experimental research on engineered quantum states and devices is progressing rapidly, providing special opportunities and challenges for the theorist. While the basic motivation draws from the wish to understand the intriguing coherence and correlation effects often featured, the prospects to use them for processing and storing quantum information has given the field an additional boost. The program aims at offering an interdisciplinary forum to further interactions among theorists working in different subfields of quantum engineered systems.

Nordita School on Integrability

School

4—12 August 2014

Coordinators: Charlotte Kristjansen, Matthias Staudacher, Konstantin Zarembo

www.nordita.org/integrability2014

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Integrable systems play an important role in physics, as they give us a clue on strongly coupled phenomena in quantum field theory and statistical mechanics, the description of which by other means is impossible or very difficult. The school will cover applications of holographic duality and integrability to condensed matter systems, conformal field theory, modern methods to compute scattering amplitudes, and various aspects of integrability in AdS/CFT correspondence, such as the Thermodynamic Bethe Ansatz, applications to scattering amplitudes and Wilson loops.

Novel Directions in Frustrated and Critical Magnetism

Program

14 July — 8 August 2014

Coordinators: Eddy Ardonne, Stephen Powell, Anders Sandvik

www.nordita.org/magnetism2014

In a frustrated system, competition between interactions hinders the tendency towards forming an ordered state, allowing for the emergence of new physical phenomena. This programme will bring together experts in the field of frustrated and critical magnetism as well as younger researchers, to discuss recent developments, explore connections between different areas of research, and generate new ideas.

Dirac Materials, Superconductivity and Hyrbrid Nanostructures

Workshop

16—19 June 2014

Coordinators: David Abergel, Alexander Balatsky

www.nordita.org/dirac2014

We are witnessing a tremendous growth of the activities in materials that host Dirac fermions, also known as Dirac Materials. The unique properties of the linear Dirac spectrum point to interesting ways to functionalize these materials for new applications. Complementary to that discussion the workshop will cover the role of nanoscale superconductors and particular interest will be paid to hybrid structures that bring into contact different competing phases.

Conference on Dynamics of Particles in Flows

Conference

11—13 June 2014

Coordinators: Fredrik Lundell, Bernhard Mehlig, Dhrubaditya Mitya, Federico Toschi

www.nordita.org/flows2014-c

The meeting will take place during the scientific program Dynamics of Particles in Flows at Nordita, 2-27 June.

Modelling and inference for dynamics in complex and disordered systems

Workshop

11—13 June 2014

Coordinators: Manfred Opper, Yasser Roudi, Peter Sollich

www.nordita.org/hertz2014

A NETADIS-Nordita meeting in honor of John Hertz' 70th birthday. Studying the dynamics of large systems with complex dynamics, e.g. arising from disorder in the form competing interactions, is important for a wide range of problems from spin glasses to machine learning, neuroscience, protein interaction networks, metabolic networks and systemic risk in finance. The workshop brings together experts in statistical physics approaches suited to large networks together with experts in interdisciplinary application areas to address these questions.

COST action FP1005 Meeting on Modelling of Fibre Suspension Flows

Meeting

3—5 June 2014

Coordinators: Fredrik Lundell, Bernhard Mehlig, Dhrubaditya Mitra, Federico Toschi

www.nordita.org/flows2014-cost

The meeting will take place during the scientific program Dynamics of Particles in Flows at Nordita, 2-27 June.

Dynamics of Particles in Flows: Fundamentals and Applications

Program

2—27 June 2014

Coordinators: Fredrik Lundell, Bernhard Mehlig, Dhrubaditya Mitra, Federico Toschi

www.nordita.org/flows2014

The question of the dynamics of particles in flows has a wide range of applications. Examples are the dispersion of pollutants in the atmosphere, fuel injection in a car engine, rain formation in clouds, and planet formation in circumstellar accretion disks. These examples have in common that the fundamental processes (collisions, coalescence, or breakup of particles) are determined by similar microscopic equations.

Active Fluids: New Challenges from Experiments to High-Performance Computing

Workshop

28—31 May 2014

Venue: Mariehamn, Åland

Coordinators: Mikko Alava, Guido Boffetta, Luca Brandt, Massimo Cencini, Dhrubaditya Mitra, Antti Puisto

www.nordita.org/fluids2014

Recent years have been characterized by an increasing interest in and awareness of the role of multi-scale interactions in shaping the ecology of wide aquatic environments as the ocean and small-scale active suspensions as biofilms. Penetrating such a new and intriguing research field demands a multidisciplinary approach accounting for the coupling of physics, chemistry, and biology from the microscale to the macroscale.

Latest Results in Dark Matter Searches

Workshop

12—14 May 2014

Coordinators:

www.nordita.org/dm2014-w

This 3-day workshop on latest results in Dark Matter searches is coordinated with the concurrent Nordita program What is Dark Matter?.

What is the Dark Matter

Program

5—30 May 2014

Coordinators: Lars Bergström, Jan Conrad, Timur Delahaye, Joakim Edsjö

www.nordita.org/dm2014

The nature of Dark Matter is one of the most important outstanding problems in modern physics. Many Dark Matter models exhibit high dimensional parameter spaces with many degeneracies and considerable expected backgrounds, and therefore a combination of all experimental data available will likely be necessary to arrive at robust conclusions regarding the nature of dark matter. The aim of the program is to bring together experimentalists, phenomenologists and theorists in order to discuss ideas, methods and models for interpreting the vast amount of data available.

News in Neutrino Physics

Program

7 April — 2 May 2014

Coordinators: Mattias Blennow, Rikard Enberg, Tommy Ohlsson, Thomas Schwetz

www.nordita.org/nunews2014

The focus of this program is the theory and phenomenology of neutrino physics and the role of neutrinos in astrophysics and cosmology. Important issues include extended versions of the Standard Model of particle physics including massive neutrinos, using neutrinos for probing astrophysical environments, and confronting theories with measurements. We intend the program to be a workshop in the real sense of the word, with informal discussion meetings and ample opportunities for research and discussion of common projects.

The 5th Nordic Workshop on Statistical Physics: Biological, Complex and Non-Equilibrium Systems

Workshop

26—28 March 2014

Coordinators: Ralf Eichhorn, Alberto Imparato

www.nordita.org/nwsp2014

This workshop series provides a forum where scientists in the Nordic countries working in the area of Statistical Physics can meet regularly. Topics covered include diffusion problems, physics of DNA and bio-molecules, population dynamics, pattern formation, non-equilibrium transport, bacterial motility, single-molecule kinetics, dynamics and structure of networks, statistical inference, Monte-Carlo simulation techniques, self-assembly, soft condensed matter (colloids, liquid crystals etc.), work relations and fluctuation theorems, and many more.

Nordita Winter School 2014 in Condensed Matter Physics

School

6—17 January 2014

Coordinators: David Abergel, Eddy Ardonne, Alexander Balatsky, Stephen Powell

www.nordita.org/winterschool2014

The aim of this research training course is to give to the participants an overview of current trends in condensed matter physics and at the same time provide them with the tools to enter into rapidly developing areas of research. The school is addressed to PhD students and young post-docs, and will last two weeks with 10 full days of teaching. As well as the basic topics fundamental to condensed matter physics, the school will cover the fields of magnetism, topological states of matter, and the physics of low-dimensional structures and interfaces.

2013

29th Nordic Network Meeting "Strings, Fields, and Branes"

Meeting

7—9 November 2013

Coordinators: Paolo Di Vecchia, Blaise Goutéraux, Sven Bjarke Gudnason, Alexander Krikun, Daniele Marmiroli, Lárus Thorlacius, Konstantin Zarembo

www.nordita.org/29nordic2013

The program during this meeting will consist of three lecture series by invited speakers (on 'Holographic entanglement entropy', 'Recent advances in conformal bootstrap', and 'Rigid supersymmetry on curved manifolds'), as well as short talks by students and young researchers who wish to contribute.

Galactic Magnetism in the Era of LOFAR and SKA: Developing Tools for Synthetic Polarization Maps

Workshop

23—27 September 2013

Coordinators: Rainer Beck, Axel Brandenburg, Andrew Fletcher, Bryan Gaensler, Oliver Gressel, Cathy Horellou, Sui Ann Mao

www.nordita.org/polmap2013

Cosmic magnetic fields reveal themselves in the form of polarized synchrotron emission. This non-thermal emission originates from relativistic electrons gyrating around the field lines and is routinely observed in the radio wavelength. The upcoming generation of radio telescopes will give polarization maps of nearby galaxies with unprecedented detail. Existing data are limited in resolution and suffer from various shortcomings related to projection effects and the finite bandwidth of radio frequencies used.

Lyman Alpha as an Astrophysical Tool Workshop

Workshop

9—13 September 2013

Coordinators: Matthew Hayes, Garrelt Mellema, Göran Östlin

www.nordita.org/alpha2013-w

The workshop is part of the program Lyman Alpha as an Astrophysical Tool

Lyman Alpha as an Astrophysical Tool

Program

2—27 September 2013

Coordinators: Matthew Hayes, Garrelt Mellema, Göran Östlin

www.nordita.org/alpha2013

This program is about the Ly α transition in Hydrogen and its astrophysical applications. Young stellar populations are dominated by massive, hot and short-lived stars that ionize their surroundings, which is hence a powerful, but complicated, probe of star forming and high redshift galaxies. This programs aims to bring together experts in modeling Ly α radiative transfer and galaxy formation, and observations of Ly α in local galaxies and the distant universe.

Superconductivity: the Second Century

Program

5—30 August 2013

Coordinators: Alexander Balatsky, Yunkyu Bang, Andrew Millis, Asle Sudbø

www.nordita.org/sc2013

Superconductivity has been of central scientific interest for more than a century, and yet the progress to date has been largely empirical: despite the tremendous progress in many-body theory there is as yet no general set of rules to predict and “design” new kinds of superconductors. With the rapidly growing list of new superconductors we feel it is time to have a high level workshop, bringing together theorists and experimentalists and focusing on the established facts and challenges in understanding the fundamental properties and basic mechanisms of superconductivity.

Beyond the LHC Workshop

Workshop

25—27 July 2013

Coordinators: Paolo Di Vecchia, Per Osland, Are Raklev

www.nordita.org/lhc2013-w

The workshop is part of the program Beyond th LHC

Beyond the LHC

Program

1—27 July 2013

Coordinators: Paolo Di Vecchia, Per Osland, Are Raklev

www.nordita.org/lhc2013

The 14 TeV LHC will look further above the electroweak scale, but where do we go beyond that to improve our understanding of the fundamental constituents of the Universe? Should we look to the results of a high-luminosity SLHC or a higher energy VLHC, do we need a precision linear collider at ILC or CLIC energies, are neutrino or flavour experiments essential to move forward, what can we learn from astrophysics?

Novel Approaches to DNA Sequencing

Workshop

10—14 June 2013

Coordinators: Rodrigo G. Amorim, Alexander Balatsky, Ralph Scheicher, Dmitry A. Yarotski

www.nordita.org/dna2013

In order to further reduce the cost of whole-genome sequencing, radically new methods need to be developed to determine the nucleobase order in DNA. Electronic sequencing could potentially provide an attractive alternative to the existing biochemical approaches. At this workshop, leading experts in the field will discuss the science and technology underpinning various forms of electronic sequencing including nanopore-based ionic conductance measurements, embedded electrodes, and STM-based techniques.

Competing Orders in Functional Materials and their Applications

Workshop

3—5 June 2013

Coordinators: Alexander Balatsky, John Hertz, Stephen Powell, Anders Rosengren, Avadh Saxena

www.nordita.org/materials2013

This workshop will focus on highlights of materials and engineering capabilities at Los Alamos, KTH and Nordita in the field of complex materials that are of great scientific interest for basic science and for nuclear energy applications. From the perspective of basic science we will discuss strong electronic correlations along with strong coupling to multiple degrees of freedom. The workshop will also discuss our current understanding of the interactions of defects at interfaces in materials subjected to extreme radiation doses and mechanical stress in order to synthesize new interface-dominated materials with tailored response under such extreme conditions.

Photo-Evaporation in Astrophysical Systems

Program

3—28 June 2013

Coordinators: Andreas Burkert, Barbara Ercolano, Garrelt Mellema, James Owen

www.nordita.org/photo2013

This programme brings together astrophysical theoreticians and simulators interested in radiative feedback, specifically the dynamical effects of radiative heating of dense gaseous structures, a process known as photo-evaporation, which occurs in regions of intense star formation, in the dense planet forming discs around young stars, in massive planets orbiting close to their parent star and even in the earliest phases of galaxy formation in the Universe. As part of the programme a 5-day workshop will address the latest observational and theoretical results.

Workshop for Science Writers. Astrophysics and Cosmology

Workshop

27—29 May 2013

Coordinators: Sabine Hossenfelder, George Musser

www.nordita.org/ww2013

Writing about science for the public is challenging. With deadlines looming, it's hard to carve out time to recharge your intellectual batteries, find distinctive stories, and get a broad overview of where researchers are headed. We've designed this workshop to give you the background material you need to cover astrophysics and cosmology, packing as much as possible into as short a time as possible for the busy working journalist.

Statistical Mechanics of Biological Cooperativity

Workshop

22—25 May 2013

Venue: Mariehamn, Åland

Coordinators: Mikko Alava, Erik Aurell, Ralf Eichhorn, Juho Rousu

www.nordita.org/sm2013

The meeting addresses applications of statistical mechanics to biological cooperativity on all level from the molecular to strategical actions and the development of populations. The workshop is held in Mariehamn, Åland.

Stability and Transition

Program

6—31 May 2013

Coordinators: Shervin Bagheri, Luca Brandt, Rama Govindarajan, Ardeshir Hanifi, Dan Henningson, Jens N. Sørensen

www.nordita.org/stability2013

Stability and transition of flows belong to fundamental issues in the field of fluid mechanics. Predicting flow structures and characteristics requires deep understanding of the different routes of transition. Further, similarities between the fluid behavior (instabilities) and different phenomena within the field of astrophysics give an opportunity to explain some of astrophysical phenomena based on the stability characteristics of canonical shear flows.

Differential Rotation and Magnetism across the HR Diagram

Program

8 April — 3 May 2013

Coordinators: Rainer Arlt, Petri Käpylä, Maarit Mantere

www.nordita.org/diff2013

The goal of the programme is to advance our understanding of the physical processes generating differential rotation in various types of stars, and the role that this effect plays for stellar magnetic activity and dynamos. The Sun is the only star for which the internal rotation profile is observationally known thanks to helioseismology – for other stars, only the surface differential rotation can be inferred from photometric or spectroscopic observations. The main goal of the program is to investigate the connection between the theories and observations and obtain better understanding of the generation and role of differential rotation for stellar magnetism.

4th Nordic Workshop on Statistical Physics: Biological, Complex and Non-equilibrium Systems

Workshop

20—22 March 2013

Coordinators: Ralf Eichhorn, Alberto Imparato

www.nordita.org/nwsp2013

This workshop provides a forum where scientists in the Nordic countries working in the area of Statistical Physics can meet regularly. The workshop series brings together experts interested in the broad spectrum of timely problems in (classical) Statistical Physics, ranging from fundamental aspects in the theory of non-equilibrium processes to modern applications in biophysics.

Stochastic Thermodynamics

Program

4—15 March 2013

Coordinators: Erik Aurell, Ralf Eichhorn

www.nordita.org/st2013

Stochastic Thermodynamics represents an exciting new research direction in statistical physics, which explores fundamental aspects of non-equilibrium processes. The developments summarized under this term may be characterized by the common idea to adapt and generalize concepts from equilibrium thermodynamics to the non-equilibrium realm, typically on the level of single particle trajectories monitored over the entire system evolution.

Pushing the Boundaries with Cold Atoms

Program

21 January — 15 February 2013

Coordinators: Jonas Larson, Emil Lundh, Jani-Petri Martikainen, Chris Pethick, Päivi Törmä

www.nordita.org/cold2013

During the last years, numerous achievements have been presented in the research with cold atoms, such as realizations of; various lattice models, synthetic gauge fields, orbital physics, disordered systems, non-equilibrium dynamics, dipolar gases, and many-body cavity QED. This program will gather both experamentalists and theoriticians for discussions and presentations of these topics as well as others.

Nordita Winter School 2013 in High-Energy Astrophysics

School

7—18 January 2013

Coordinators: Axel Brandenburg, Claes Fransson, Josefin Larsson, Juri Poutanen, Stephan Rosswog, Larus Thorlacius

www.nordita.org/winterschool2013

The purpose of this winter school is to provide PhD students and young postdocs in the Nordic countries with introductory courses in a range of the most important topics in the field of astrophysics. The school will provide a way to bring together students and young postdocs across different fields, research institutions and countries.

2012

Perspectives of Fundamental Cosmology

Program

5—30 November 2012

Coordinators: Martin Bojowald, Kristina Giesel, Sabine Hossenfelder, Mairi Sakellariadou

www.nordita.org/cosmology2012

Current cosmology provides a fascinating mix of a wealth of new observational data with deep conceptual problems still to be addressed. Several approaches in the general context of quantum gravity aim at a fundamental description of the relevant stages in the history of the universe, but none of them appears to be fully convincing and comparisons between different directions are difficult to draw. This workshop brings together a large set of experts, from both fundamental and phenomenological theory, in order to provide a snapshot of the current status and to focus future activities.

Workshop on the Holographic Way

Conference

15—18 October 2012

Coordinators: Troels Harmark, Niels Obers, Marta Orselli, Donovan Young

www.nordita.org/holo2012-w

The conference is part of the program The Holographic Way: String Theory, Gauge Theory and Black Holes

12th European Workshop on Astrobiology (EANA 2012)

Workshop

15—17 October 2012

Coordinators: Engy Ahmed, Axel Brandenburg, Gianni Cataldi, Fabio Del Sordo, Wolf Geppert, Nils Holm

www.nordita.org/eana2012

Among the topics of this EANA workshop are extrasolar planets, astrophysics and astrochemistry, geochemical origin of life, origin and evolution of the biosphere, planetary habitability and exploration, extremophiles and early life, astrobiology on the International Space Station, and artificial life.

The Holographic Way: String Theory, Gauge Theory and Black Holes

Program

1—26 October 2012

Coordinators: Troels Harmark, Niels Obers, Marta Orselli, Donovan Young

www.nordita.org/holo2012

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Holography has emerged as one of the most fascinating and powerful new concepts in modern theoretical physics. Some of the most exciting current and future advances in the field build on two amazing prospects of the AdS/CFT correspondence, and thereby the Holographic Principle. On the one hand, the AdS/CFT correspondence offers a way to study strongly coupled gauge theories, and more generally strongly coupled systems with many degrees of freedom. Conversely, it offers a way for understanding the quantum states and the quantum behavior of black holes.

Spin-Related Phenomena in Mesoscopic Transport

Program

3—28 September 2012

Coordinators: Karl-Fredrik Berggren, Olle Eriksson, Michael Pepper, Ivan Shelykh

www.nordita.org/spin2012

Investigation of mesoscopic physics (nanometer scale systems) became a field of the intense research in last two decades, stimulated by the possibility of creation of nano-devices where the spin of the single particles could be an object of the precise manipulation and control. The workshop will seek to encourage interaction and information exchange between researchers working in the field of spin-related phenomena in various mesoscopic systems, as well as between experimentalists and theoreticians.

Astrophysics Code Comparision Workshop

Workshop

6—10 August 2012

Coordinators: Axel Brandenburg, Chi-kwan Chan, Christoph Federrath, Alexei Kritsuk, Dhrubaditya Mitra, Åke Nordlund, James Stone

www.nordita.org/code2012

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Owing to their large length scales and small viscosities, astrophysical objects are often observed to be turbulent. Given that laboratory experiments are usually not available and analytical techniques are very limited, numerical simulations become the most valuable tool to study these complicated systems. By bringing together renowned experts from around the world, some of the goals of this workshop are to provide a suit of clear and simple test cases, and find ways to improve existing numerical algorithms.

Topological States of Matter: Insulators, Superconductors, and Hall Liquids

Program

30 July — 25 August 2012

Coordinators: Eddy Ardonne, Annica Black-Schaffer, Hans Hansson

www.nordita.org/topology2012

Topological states of matter, such as topological insulators, topological superconductors, and quantum Hall liquids, are of great recent interest, both theoretically and experimentally. The purpose of this program is to gather experts on these different types of topological states, to discuss recent developments and create an exciting atmosphere where we can come up with new ideas.

Nordita Master Class in Physics 2012

School

28 July — 3 August 2012

Venue: Hillerød, Denmark

Coordinators: Paolo Di Vecchia, Dhrubaditya Mitra

www.nordita.org/masterclass2012

The traditional Nordita one-week summer school in physics for students from the Nordic and Baltic countries aims at introducing frontier areas of physics research by world top scientists at a level understandable for undergraduate students, and also to stimulate further studies. The following four series of lectures, each of five hours, will be given: Physics of climate, Quantum photonics, Astronomy, High-energy physics. The lectures will be accompanied by exercises in groups and discussion sessions.

13th Marcel Grossmann Meeting

Conference

1—7 July 2012

Venue: Stockholm University and AlbaNova, Stockholm, Sweden

Coordinators: Robert Jantzen, Kjell Rosquist, Remo Ruffini

www.nordita.org/mg13

The Thirteenth Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation, and Relativistic Field Theory will take place at Stockholm University and AlbaNova in Stockholm, Sweden. Nordita is one of the supporters of this international conference.

Non-locality: Aspects and Consequences

Workshop

27—29 June 2012

Coordinators: Sabine Hossenfelder

www.nordita.org/nonlocality2012

The workshop focuses on non-locality in quantum foundations, quantum information, and quantum gravity, including string theory and emergent gravity. The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers working on various aspects of non-locality, to identify commonalities as well as differences in the role non-locality plays in different approaches to a fundamental description of space, time and matter.

Mass 2012 Conference

Conference

11—17 June 2012

Coordinators: Paolo Di Vecchia, Sten Hellman, Chris Kouvaris, Claudio Pica, Francesco Sannino, Kimmo Tuominen

www.nordita.org/mass2012-c

The conference is part of the program Origin of Mass 2012. It is the third in a series of meetings organized with the main aim of bringing together experts working at the frontier of research on the origin of bright and dark matter in particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology.

Origin of Mass 2012

Program

28 May — 22 June 2012

Coordinators: Paolo Di Vecchia, Sten Hellman, Chris Kouvaris, Claudio Pica, Francesco Sannino, Kimmo Tuominen

www.nordita.org/mass2012

The program is dedicated to the present and future phenomenological impact of the first years of results from the Large Hadron Collider experiments at CERN. The aim is to have a very active scientific environment with theorists and experimentalists discussing the latest results and investigating future directions. During the event several topics will be discussed ranging from model building to collider phenomenology with the various links to cosmology. The 3rd week of the program is dedicated to the Mass 2012 Conference.

The Evolution of Protoplanetary Disks and their Coupling to Central Stars

Meeting

23 May 2012

Coordinators: Axel Brandenburg, Bengt Gustafsson

www.nordita.org/disk2012

The purpose of the meeting is to explore common interests in the area of protoplanetary disks evolution in young solar systems and discuss possible Nordita initiatives to support further collaboration.

Statistical Mechanics of Unsatisfiability and Glasses

Workshop

23—26 May 2012

Venue: Mariehamn, Åland

Coordinators: Mikko Alava, Erik Aurell, Ralf Eichhorn, Pekka Orponen

www.nordita.org/sm2012

The two main issues for this meeting are 'unsatisfiability' or in computer science language max-K-SAT problems and their variants, and glasses, where for the dynamical properties and real examples the low-lying energy landscape structure defines the physics. The meeting aims to extend the reach of statistical mechanics from satisfiability to unsatisfiability, and the eventual connection to glasses.

Consultation Meeting on Solar­-Terrestrial Relations

Meeting

22 May 2012

Coordinators: Axel Brandenburg, Bengt Gustafsson

www.nordita.org/str2012

The area of Solar-­Terrestrial Relations has played a decisive role in the growth of Astrophysics and Space Science since 150 years. In this development several Nordic research groups play important roles, but the Nordic potential to contribute decisively to this research in a coherent way seems still greater.

Course in Lattice Boltzmann methods for simulation of complex phenomena across scales

Course

15—18 May 2012

Teachers: Sauro Succi

www.nordita.org/lbe2012

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The lattice Boltzmann equation (LBE) is a minimal form of Boltzmann kinetic equation, which is meant to simulate the dynamic behaviour of fluid flows without directly solving the equations of continuum fluid mechanics. In this series of lectures, after expounding the basic notions behind LB theories, we shall discuss selected applications from current cutting-edge research in the field, such as the modeling of fluid turbulence, the rheology of soft-glassy materials and wave propagation.

Biology and Physics of Information Processing

Program

16 April — 11 May 2012

Coordinators: John Hertz, Peter Latham, Yasser Roudi

www.nordita.org/info2012

In biological systems, proper function crucially depends on dealing with large amounts of information received from a usually noisy environment. Filtering out the noise, finding structure in the incoming information, memorizing this information, and eventually using it for generating proper response are fundamental operations performed by these systems. The scale at which these operations are performed ranges from individual cells to multispecies communities.

3nd Nordic Workshop on Statistical Physics: Biological, Complex and Non-equilibrium Systems

Workshop

28—30 March 2012

Coordinators: Ralf Eichhorn, Alberto Imparato

www.nordita.org/nwsp2012

This workshop is the third one in a series which has been initiated in 2010 at Nordita. The first two editions in 2010 and 2011 were highly appreciated by the participants, what encouraged us to continue, in order to provide a forum where scientists in the Nordic countries working in the area of Statistical Physics can meet regularly. The workshop series brings together experts interested in the broad spectrum of timely problems in (classical) Statistical Physics, ranging from fundamental aspects in the theory of non-equilibrium processes to modern applications in biophysics.

Mini-School: Advanced Simulation Methods for Biomolecular Systems

School

27 February — 2 March 2012

Coordinators: Hans Behringer, Ralf Eichhorn, Mats Wallin

www.nordita.org/dbp2012-s

The school is part of the Nordita program Dynamics of Biomolecular Processes: From Atomistic Representations to Coarse-Grained Models. Topics include: Advanced Monte Carlo methods, Molecular dynamics and force fields, Coarse-graining and multiscale methods, Coarse-grained model of proteins, Hydrodynamic and mesoscopic simulations.

Dynamics of Biomolecular Processes: From Atomistic Representations to Coarse-Grained Models

Program

27 February — 23 March 2012

Coordinators: Hans Behringer, Ralf Eichhorn, Stefan Wallin

www.nordita.org/dbp2012

This program focuses on the different methods for modeling the dynamics of biomolecular systems, ranging from force-field based all-atom representation of individual biomolecules to coarse-grained models for multi-component systems. In particular, the link between these 'complementary' modelling approaches, which cover distinct length and time scales, is of central interest.

Conference on &quto;Common Trends in Gauge Fields, Strings and Integrable Systems"

Conference

6—10 February 2012

Coordinators: Lisa Freyhult, Vladimir Kazakov, Charlotte Kristjansen, Joseph Minahan, Konstantin Zarembo

www.nordita.org/trends2012

The conference is part of the Nordita program Exact results in Gauge-String dualities, and is intended to bring together experts in gauge theories, strings, and integrable systems in order to create a discussion forum for future developments in this rapidly evolving field.

Exact Results in Gauge-String Dualities

Program

23 January — 17 February 2012

Coordinators: Lisa Freyhult, Vladimir Kazakov, Charlotte Kristjansen, Joseph Minahan, Konstantin Zarembo

www.nordita.org/exact2012

There has been remarkable progress in understanding non-perturbative dynamics of gauge fields and their relationship to string theory in recent years. Many important developments have been made by using methods of exactly solvable systems. The topics will include (i) exact results in the AdS/CFT correspondence (ii) scattering amplitudes (iii) supersymmetric gauge theories (iv) Bethe ansatz and exact solvability in quantum field theory

Nordita Winter School 2012 in Theoretical Particle Physics

School

9—20 January 2012

Coordinators: Paolo Di Vecchia, Troels Harmark, Larus Thorlacius, Konstantin Zarembo

www.nordita.org/winterschool2012

The purpose of this winter school is to provide PhD students and young postdocs in the Nordic countries with introductory courses in a range of the most important topics in the field of theoretical particle physics. The school will provide a way to bring together students and young postdocs across different fields, research institutions and countries.

2011

28th Nordic Network Meeting "Strings, Fields, and Branes"

Meeting

1—3 December 2011

Coordinators: Ulf Lindström, Maxim Zabzine

www.nordita.org/28nordic2011

The workshop is the part of the Nordita scientific program Geometry of Strings and Fields which runs November 1-30 2011 at Nordita. The program during this meeting will consist of three lecture series by invited speakers, and short talks by students and young researchers who wish to contribute.

Geometry of Strings and Fields

Program

1 November — 3 December 2011

Coordinators: Ulf Lindström, Maxim Zabzine

www.nordita.org/geometry2011

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The 4-week program will be devoted to geometrical subjects motivated by string theory, and to recent developments in string theory and related physical fields (quantum field theory) which are of strong geometrical interest. While the program will cover all areas of interaction between string theory and geometry, to provide additional focus we will emphasize particular subareas such as: the application of supersymmetry in differential geometry, generalized geometry, vertex algebras, topological field theories.

The solar course, the chemic force, and the speeding change of water

Workshop

17—21 October 2011

Coordinators: Dhrubaditya Mitra

www.nordita.org/solar2011

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A multidisciplinary program to celebrate the 70th birthday of Uriel Frisch. The principal scientific topics are going to be turbulence, nonlinear dynamics, statistical mechanics, atmospheric and biological applications of nonlinear physics. A tentative list of themes includes Fluid turbulence, Turbulent dynamo, Lattice-gas, Lattice-Boltzmann, Optimal transport and applications, Biologically inspired problems, Weather and Climate physics.

Foundations and Applications of Non-Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics

Program

19 September — 14 October 2011

Coordinators: Ralf Eichhorn, Hans Fogedby, Alberto Imparato, Carlos Mejía-Monasterio

www.nordita.org/neq2011

The program is centered around modern developments in non-equilibrium statistical mechanics both with respect to fundamental aspects (fluctuation theorems, entropy production, fluctuation-dissipation theorems) as well as applications (noise-induced phenomena, biophysical problems).

Studying Quantum Mechanics in the Time Domain

Program

22 August — 16 September 2011

Coordinators: Jan Petter Hansen, Eva Lindroth, Esa Räsänen

www.nordita.org/time2011

Thanks to novel light sources, ultrafast atomic and solid-state processes in the femto- and attosecond time scale can be monitored in real time.

Summer School in Random Geometry

School

8—12 August 2011

Venue: University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland

Coordinators: Bergfinnur Durhuus, Thordur Jonsson, Antti Kupiainen

www.nordita.org/rgschool2011

The purpose of this school is to introduce PhD students and young researchers to a selection of topics in Random Geometry through lecture series by experts in the field. Topics to be covered include percolation theory, statistical mechanics, random matrices, stochastic Loewner evolution and random graphs.

Dynamo, Dynamical Systems and Topology

Program

25 July — 19 August 2011

Coordinators: Axel Brandenburg, Alexander Kosovichev, Henrik Lundstedt

www.nordita.org/dynamo2011

Understanding the origin of solar and stellar magnetic field is one of the central problems of physics and astrophysics, and a key to understanding the cosmic magnetism, in general.

Symposium on Topological Quantum Computation

Workshop

4—5 June 2011

Coordinators: Ville Lahtinen

www.nordita.org/tqc2011

The idea is to have a small relaxed two day workshop, that in the spirit of the previous events allows plenty of time for informal discussions between the talks. The focus of the symposium will be the interplay of topological order and quantum information theory. The topics will range from implementations of topological quantum computation to employing quantum information techniques in understanding topologically ordered condensed matter systems.

String Phenomenology

Program

30 May — 25 June 2011

Coordinators: Marcus Berg, Paolo Di Vecchia, Gabriele Ferretti

www.nordita.org/string2011

The program will try to cover what string theory has to say about physics beyond the Standard Models of both particle physics and cosmology. Topics may include but are not limited to: string effective actions, string instantons, stringy supersymmetry breaking, intersecting D-branes, generalized flux compactifications, inflation in string theory, string-inspired MSSM-like models and dark matter in those models.

Statistical Mechanics and Computation of DNA self-assembly

Workshop

25—28 May 2011

Venue: Mariehamn, Åland

Coordinators: Mikko Alava, Erik Aurell, Ralf Eichhorn, Ralf Metzler, Pekka Orponen

www.nordita.org/sm2011

This workshop, held in Mariehamn on Åland, intends to bring together scientists interested in the self-assembly of DNA nanostructures. So-called DNA origami uses the specific Watson-Crick base-pairing between complementary nucleic acids on many different short strands which in solution self-assemble to large complex yet programmable shapes. They hold promise for providing a versatile "toolbox" to engineer and manufacture complex nano-machinery with manifold applications in biotechnology and nanoelectronics.

School on Data Assimilation

School

26 April — 6 May 2011

Coordinators: Jenny Brandefelt, Axel Brandenburg, Jonas Nycander

www.nordita.org/data2011

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This one-week school is part of the Nordita program "Predictability".

Predictability; School on Data Assimilation

Program

26 April — 27 May 2011

Coordinators: Jenny Brandefelt, Axel Brandenburg, Geert Brethouwer, Allan Sacha BRUN, Erik Lindborg, Jonas Nycander

www.nordita.org/pred2011

Predicting the unpredictable is a challenge that is common to various physical systems whose dynamics is governed by the equations of fluid dynamics. The oldest example is weather prediction. Other examples include climate prediction, space weather forecast, and solar cycle forecast. The mathematics developed for these applications is extremely interesting and deserves more detailed understanding, so that these techniques can be used also in other areas where the application of this technique is less well developed.

Conference on Applications of Network Theory

Workshop

7—9 April 2011

Coordinators: Petter Holme, Petter Minnhagen

www.nordita.org/nwkconf2011

This conference is part of the Nordita program Applications of network theory: from mechanisms to large-scale structure.

Applications of Network Theory: From Mechanisms to Large-Scale Structure

Program

28 March — 20 April 2011

Coordinators: Petter Holme, Petter Minnhagen

www.nordita.org/network2011

The main idea is to convene key world-class researchers on complex networks and let them interact freely with the Nordic groups interested in the area. The program will be divided into four thematic areas: biological networks, general network theory, technological networks, and social networks. Many of the intended participants are interested in several of these points.
A more intense, 3-day workshop will be arranged during the middle of the program.

27th Nordic Network Meeting "Strings, Fields, and Branes"

Meeting

24—26 March 2011

Venue: NBI, Copenhagen, Denmark

Coordinators: Niels Obers, Konstantinos Zoubos

www.nordita.org/27nordic2011

The 27th Nordic Network Meeting was organised by the High-Energy Theory Group of the Niels Bohr Institute and was hosted by the Niels Bohr International Academy in Copenhagen.

The Return of De Sitter

Program

28 February — 18 March 2011

Coordinators: Ariel Goobar, Fawad Hassan, Stefan Hofmann

www.nordita.org/desitter2011

Research topics to be covered include: cosmological probes of dark energy, induced gravity on higher codimension surfaces and defects, K–essence, alternatives to the cosmological constant, technical naturalness as a qualified guide to new physics, vacuum structure, and stringy perspectives.

2nd Nordic Workshop on Statistical Physics: Biological, Complex and Non-equilibrium Systems

Workshop

23—25 February 2011

Coordinators: Ralf Eichhorn, Hans Fogedby, Alberto Imparato

www.nordita.org/nwsp2011

The workshop intends to bring together and promote collaboration between scientists from the Nordic countries working on equilibrium and non-equilibrium statistical physics with application to biological and complex systems. The subjects covered during the workshop will range from biopolymer manipulation, biological and genetic networks to glassy systems, transport phenomena in low-dimensional systems, and computer simulations.

RädlerFest: Alpha Effect and Beyond

Meeting

14—18 February 2011

Coordinators: Axel Brandenburg

www.nordita.org/radler2011

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The alpha effect is a prototype of non-diffusive turbulent transport phenomena that play important roles in understanding the formation of ordered magnetic fields from turbulent and chaotic motions. Examples include the large-scale magnetic field of the Sun, its 11 year cycle, as well as similar phenomena in other stars, accretion disks, and galaxies. In recent years, this subject has attracted ever growing attention through close comparisons with laboratory and numerical experiments. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss recent progress and to highlight outstanding problems, clarify controversies, and to identify future possibilities for making progress.

Nordita Winter School on Condensed Matter Physics 2011

School

10—21 January 2011

Coordinators: Eddy Ardonne

www.nordita.org/winterschool2011

The main purpose of this winterschool is two-fold. First of all, the students will be introduced to some of the basics milestones of condensed matter theory, such as Fermi-Liquid theory, Luttinger liquids and BCS theory. Secondly, more modern topics will be introduced at a basic level. The topics will be chosen from fields ranging from cold atomic gasses, soft condensed matter and topological phases of matter, such as topological insulators. The school will be aimed at graduate students.

Frontiers of Condensed Matter Physics

Conference

3—8 January 2011

Coordinators: Eddy Ardonne, Egor Babaev

www.nordita.org/frontiers2011

 

2010

The Influence of Confinement on Phase Transitions (Part 2)

Program

12—17 December 2010

Coordinators: S. T. Bramwell, O. Eriksson, B. Hjörvarsson, Anders Rosengren

www.nordita.org/conf2010-2

The impressively successful classical theories on phase transitions are based on the thermodynamic limit, which implies infinitely large or small extension on all the systems that are considered. These theories fail, however, to address many important aspects, as finiteness in extension is apparent in most physical systems. The question is of highly generic nature and has significance within condensed matter physics, chemistry as well as biology.
This program will run in two installments: 15 February-1 March and 12-17 December 2010.

Random Geometry and Applications

Program

1 November — 10 December 2010

Coordinators: Zdzislaw Burda, Bergfinnur Durhuus

www.nordita.org/randgeo2010

The concept of Random Geometry covers a variety of techniques and methods. These include the physics of interfaces in statistical mechanical systems, polymer and membrane physics, the theory of propagating strings relevant in high-energy physics, the functional integral approach to quantum gravity, the description of gene regulatory networks as well as of computer networks and their use in the design of algorithms, and also random graphs and random maps with important applications in physics, combinatorics and probability theory.
Two workshops, 1-2 November and 6-7 December, and a mini-conference, 22-23 November, are planned during the program period.

26th Nordic Network Meeting "Strings, Fields, and Branes"

Meeting

21—23 October 2010

Venue: Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

Coordinators: Gabriele Ferretti, Måns Henningson

www.nordita.org/26nordic2010

The program during this meeting will consist of two lecture series by invited speakers, and short talks by students and young researchers who wish to contribute.

International Conference on Quantum Information and Computation

Conference

4—8 October 2010

Coordinators: Ingemar Bengtsson, Gunnar Björk, Mohamed Bourennane

www.nordita.org/qinfo2010-c

The interdisciplinary field of quantum information processing and communication connects at its deepest level quantum mechanics, photonics, solid state physics, superconductivity, atomic physics, and electronics with computer science and information theory in order to gain advantages and functionality in cryptography, communication, and computing that are impossible to achieve within the realm of classical physics. This conference is part of the Nordita program Quantum Information, will focus on physical and theoretical aspects of quantum information processing and communication, as well as on their physical implementation.

Quantum Information

Program

27 September — 29 October 2010

Coordinators: Ingemar Bengtsson, Gunnar Björk, Mohamed Bourennane

www.nordita.org/qinfo2010

The interdisciplinary field of quantum information processing and communication connects at its deepest level quantum mechanics, photonics, solid state physics, atomic physics, and electronics with computer science and information theory in order to gain features in cryptography, communication, and computing that are impossible to achieve using classical methods. Quantum information science has also revitalized the discussions about the foundations of quantum theory. This field has grown explosively and is now one of the hottest subfields of both computer science and physics.

Conference on Quantum Matter in Low Dimensions. Opportunities and Challenges

Conference

6—10 September 2010

Coordinators: Eddy Ardonne, Henrik Johannesson, Giuseppe Mussardo

www.nordita.org/quantummatter2010-c

This conference, arranged jointly by NORDITA and the European Science Foundation network INSTANS, as part of the workshop Quantum Matter in Low Dimensions: Opportunities and Challenges, will address fundamental questions encountered in the modern physics of low-dimensional matter, with focus on phenomena in electronic and cold atom systems driven by quantum effects and strong interactions.

Quantum Matter in Low Dimensions. Opportunities and Challenges

Workshop

30 August — 24 September 2010

Coordinators: Eddy Ardonne, Henrik Johannesson, Giuseppe Mussardo

www.nordita.org/quantummatter2010

The workshop is aimed at bringing together experts in the fields of nanoscale and low-dimensional condensed matter physics, quantum gases, integrable models, statistical and quantum field theory, and mathematical physics, to develop interdisciplinary communication and collaborations. Experimentalists will be visiting for shorter periods, to provide overview talks on recent developments.
A conference, co-sponsored by INSTANS, will be held 6-10 September.

Conference on Frontiers in Quantum Gases Liquids and Solids

Conference

9—20 August 2010

Coordinators: Egor Babaev, Emil Lundh, Jani-Petri Martikainen, Christopher Pethick, Mats Wallin

www.nordita.org/qslg2010-c

This conference is a part of the Nordita program on "Quantum solids, liquids, and gases" and will focus on frontiers in physics of quantum solids, liquids and gases (defined in a broad sense).

Quantum Solids, Liquids, and Gases

Program

19 July — 27 August 2010

Coordinators: Egor Babaev, Emil Lundh, Jani-Petri Martikainen, Christopher Pethick, Mats Wallin

www.nordita.org/qslg2010

The program will focus on frontiers in physics of quantum solids, liquids and gases (defined in a broad sense).

Experimental Search for Quantum Gravity

Workshop

12—16 July 2010

Coordinators: Sabine Hossenfelder

www.nordita.org/esqg2010

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During the last few years, various possibilities to experimentally test quantum gravity within the near future have been proposed, based on effective models that incorporate features like deformations of special relativity, extra dimensions, a fundamentally minimal length, space-time foam, or traces from quantum effects in the early universe in cosmological data. With this workshop, we bring together people from different areas in order to assess these possibilities and encourage discussions.

Conference on Integrability in String and Gauge Theories

Conference

28 June — 2 July 2010

Coordinators: Lisa Freyhult, Joseph Minahan, Shiraz Minwalla, Giuseppe Policastro, Konstantin Zarembo

www.nordita.org/igst2010

The use of integrability has lead to remarkable progress in our understanding of non-perturbative dynamics in gauge theories and their relationship to string theory. Highly unexpected links between supersymmetric field theory, spin chains, and two-dimensional sigma-models have been discovered in recent years. This conference, which is part of the Nordita program Integrability in String and Gauge Theories; AdS/CFT Duality and its Applications, is intended to bring together experts in gauge theories, strings, and integrable systems in order to create a discussion forum for future developments in this rapidly evolving field.

Integrability in String and Gauge Theories; AdS/CFT Duality and its Applications

Program

31 May — 9 July 2010

Coordinators: Lisa Freyhult, Joseph Minahan, Shiraz Minwalla, Giuseppe Policastro, Konstantin Zarembo

www.nordita.org/integrability2010

The program has two main themes: Integrability in N=4 gauge theories and AdS/CFT duality and its applications to eg. quark-gluon plasmas, non-relativistic CFTs, hydrodynamics, and condensed matter systems.
An objective of the program is to support interaction between the two main themes. It is anticipated that specialists from each group will be simultaneously present, allowing for the exchange of new ideas between the two groups.
The 2010 conference on Integrability in Gauge and String Theories (IGST2010) will be held at the program site from 28 June to 2 July.

Statistical Mechanics of Learning and Inference

Workshop

26—29 May 2010

Venue: Mariehamn, Åland

Coordinators: Mikko Alava, Erik Aurell, John Hertz, Yasser Roudi

www.nordita.org/smli2010

For several years, ideas from statistical mechanics have been used in developing inference techniques useful for analyzing high dimensional data. Furthermore, in recent years technological advances in multi-electrode and multi-array recordings have resulted in an increase in the number of elements that can be observed simultaneously in many biological systems. This workshop, held in Mariehamn on Åland, is meant to gather scientists interested in applications of statistical mechanics for building useful inference techniques and the use of such techniques for making sense of multi-electrode/multi-array data, as well as scientits from Computer and Information Science working on similar ideas.

Turbulent Boundary Layers and Turbulent Combustion

Program

6 April — 28 May 2010

Coordinators: Henrik Alfredsson, Axel Brandenburg, Geert Brethouwer, Nils Erland L. Haugen, Arne Johansson, Philipp Schlatter

www.nordita.org/turbulence2010

This program has two related focus areas, each of which culminate in a 2-day conference.
Turbulent boundary layers, appearing on solid surfaces of bodies submerged in fluids and in channel and pipe flows, have been the focus of experimental and analytical investigations for almost a century. Still there are several unresolved issues even related to fairly basic mechanisms.
In turbulent combustion there are also many unresolved problems, such as how a turbulent premixed flame propagates. The importance of basic research in connection with energy production is evident. Simulations are important, because questions regarding the temperature distribution cannot easily be addressed experimentally.

25th Nordic Network Meeting "Strings, Fields, and Branes"

Meeting

25—27 March 2010

Coordinators: Diego Chialva, Paolo Di Vecchia, Valentina Giangreco Puletti, Troels Harmark, Lárus Thorlacius, Alexander Wijns

www.nordita.org/25nordic2010

The program during this meeting will consist of three lecture series by invited speakers, and short talks by students and young researchers who wish to contribute.

Nordic Workshop on Statistical Physics: Biological, Complex and Non-equilibrium Systems

Workshop

17—19 March 2010

Coordinators: Ralf Eichhorn, Hans Fogedby, Alberto Imparato

www.nordita.org/nwsp2010

The workshop intends to bring together and promote collaboration between scientists from the Nordic countries working on equilibrium and non-equilibrium statistical physics with application to biological and complex systems. The subjects covered during the workshop will range from biopolymer manipulation, biological and genetic networks to glassy systems, transport phenomena in low-dimensional systems, and computer simulations.

The Influence of Confinement on Phase Transitions (Part 1)

Program

15 February — 1 March 2010

Coordinators: S T Bramwell, O. Eriksson, B. Hjörvarsson, Anders Rosengren

www.nordita.org/conf2010

The impressively successful classical theories on phase transitions are based on the thermodynamic limit, which implies infinitely large or small extension on all the systems that are considered. These theories fail, however, to address many important aspects, as finiteness in extension is apparent in most physical systems. The question is of highly generic nature and has significance within condensed matter physics, chemistry as well as biology.
This program will run in two installments: 15 February-1 March and 12-17 December 2010.

Nordita Winter School 2010 on Dynamos - above, below, and in the laboratory

School

11—22 January 2010

Coordinators: Axel Brandenburg

www.nordita.org/winterschool2010

The School will provide training for PhD students working in magnetohydrodynamics in general, and in astrophysical dynamos, the geodynamo, and laboratory dynamos in particular. In the last 10 years major theoretical advances have led to a much deeper understanding of dynamos. In addition, three different laboratory experiments have now been successful in displaying dynamo action, broadening the range of phenomena that need to be understood theoretically.

2009

24th Nordic Network Meeting "Strings, Fields, and Branes"

Meeting

3—5 December 2009

Venue: U. of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

Coordinators:

www.nordita.org/24nordic2009

The 24th Nordic Network Meeting was organised by the Center for Theoretical Physics at the University of Groningen.

Multiscale Modeling and Simulation in Science

Program

2—29 November 2009

Coordinators: Axel Brandenburg, Aatto Laaksonen, Olof Runborg, Kenneth Ruud, Anders Szepessy, Hans Ågren

www.nordita.org/multiscale2009

This four-week event joins a school, a scientific program and a conference, where teachers, students and scientists in computational science and engineering will be brought together to present, discuss and solve problems in areas of reserach involving multiple scales.

Ilkka Fest: Solar and Stellar Cycles

Workshop

5—6 October 2009

Coordinators: Maarit Korpi, Alexander Kosovichev

www.nordita.org/ilkkafest2009

A special workshop in the honor of the 70th birthday of Professor Ilkka Tuominen, held during the Nordita program Solar and Stellar Dynamos and Cycles

Solar and Stellar Dynamos and Cycles

Program

26 September — 26 October 2009

Coordinators: Maarit Korpi, Alexander Kosovichev

www.nordita.org/dynamos2009

Understanding the origin of solar and stellar magnetic fields is one of the central problems of physics and astrophysics, and a key to understanding the cosmic magnetism, in general. The first two weeks of the programme are dedicated to stellar dynamo theory and observations, and the last two for solar magnetic activity, dynamos and data assimilation methods. The 5th-6th of October there is a special workshop in the honor of the 70th birthday of Professor Ilkka Tuominen.

Neutron Stars. The Crust and Beyond

Program

14—25 September 2009

Coordinators: Nils Andersson, Lars Samuelsson

www.nordita.org/neutron2009

Bringing together experts on neutron star dynamics, condensed matter and nuclear physics, surface layers and the magnetosphere, the key questions taht will be discussed are: What input from microphysics calculations do we need to build realistic theoretical models? What bounds can the dynamical models in conjunction with observations provide on the state of matter at extreme densities? How do we use observations to constrain these parameters? If a neutron star is oscillating, how does information of the oscillations propagate to the observers?

Pencil Code User Meeting 2009

Meeting

24—28 August 2009

Coordinators: Wladimir Lyra, Natalie Rättig, Andras Zsom

www.nordita.org/pencil2009

The Pencil Code User Meeting is an annual meeting dedicated to the Pencil Code. The purpose of the meeting is to bring regular users and core developers together to discuss scientific and technical progress since the last meeting, to instigate collaborative projects and to allow new users to learn more about the code and to interact with other users and developers. The Pencil Code Meeting 2009 will be held August 24-28 2009 at the Max-Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) in Heidelberg, Germany.

Reionization with Multi-Frequency Datasets

Workshop

17—21 August 2009

Coordinators: Axel Brandenburg, Garrelt Mellema, Saleem Zaroubi, Göran Östlin

www.nordita.org/reionization2009

A workshop around the theme of combining different datasets relevant for the epoch of reionization. Several different types of surveys are currently aiming at detecting signatures from the era beyond redshift 6, which is when the reionization of the Universe happened. Each of these surveys is at the cutting edge of what is possible, and detecting the desired signatures will be challenging. However, by comparing or cross-correlating the same areas on the sky between different data sets, a clearer detection may be possible.

Quantum Hall Physics. Novel Systems and Applications

Program

17 August — 11 September 2009

Coordinators: Eddy Ardonne, Thors Hans Hansson, Anders Karlhede, Susanne Viefers

www.nordita.org/qhp2009

The aim of this workshop is to bring together a group of theorists with a broad and varied range of competences in numerical techniques, low energy effective theories, conformal field theory and lattice models, but with quantum Hall phenomena as a common interest.

Nordita Master Class in Physics 2009

School

26 July — 1 August 2009

Venue: Hillerød, Denmark

Coordinators: Jani-Petri Martikainen

www.nordita.org/masterclass2009

The traditional Nordita one-week summer school in physics for students from the Nordic and Baltic countries will be organized this year in Hillerød, Denmark. The school aims at introducing frontier areas of physics research by world top scientists at a level understandable for undergraduate students, and also to stimulate further studies. The following four series of lectures, each of five hours, will be given. The lectures will be accompanied by exercises in groups and discussion sessions: Physics of climate, Quantum photonics, Astronomy, High-energy physics.

Electroweak Phase Transition

Program

15 June — 31 July 2009

Coordinators: Mark Hindmarsh, Stephan Huber, Kari Rummukainen

www.nordita.org/ew2009

The exciting prospect of exploring the Higgs sector of the Standard Model and its presumed extensions at the LHC has renewed interest in electroweak baryogenesis and the electroweak phase transition.

Physics of Relativistic Flows: An observational view

Conference

1—3 June 2009

Coordinators: Magnus Axelsson, Juri Poutanen, Felix Ryde

www.nordita.org/flows2009-c

This conference is held in connection with the Nordita program Physics of Relativistic Flows. It is centered on observations of relativistic flows and jets in astrophysical sources: AGN, GRBs, microquasars, etc. We anticipate that combining the two approaches will stimulate discussion and increase collaboration.

Statistical Mechanics of Game Theory

Workshop

27—30 May 2009

Venue: Mariehamn, Åland

Coordinators: Mikko Alava, Erik Aurell, John Hertz, Arne Traulsen

www.nordita.org/sm2009

This workshop, held in Mariehamn on Åland, is meant to gather together scientists interested in the applications and theory of game theory with the statistical mechanics viewpoint in mind. Thus we expect to invite and attract statistical physicists, computer scientists, and biologists.

Physics of Relativistic Flows

Program

4 May — 13 June 2009

Coordinators: Juri Poutanen, Felix Ryde

www.nordita.org/flows2009

Relativistic jets are responsible for the huge luminosities seen in active galactic nuclei and gamma-ray bursts and are probably launched from the central black holes in these objects. The details of the jet launching mechanism, its acceleration, mechanisms of the energy dissipation, particle acceleration and the emission remain unknown.

23rd Nordic Network Meeting "Strings, Fields, and Branes"

Meeting

16—18 April 2009

Venue: NBI, Copenhagen, Denmark

Coordinators: Paolo Di Vecchia, Troels Harmark, Charlotte Kristjansen, Niels Obers, Marta Orselli, Konstantinos Zoubos

www.nordita.org/23nordic2009

The 23rd Nordic Network Meeting was organised by the High-Energy Theory Group of the Niels Bohr Institute and was hosted by the Niels Bohr International Academy in Copenhagen.

Astrophysical Magnetohydrodynamics

Workshop

6—10 April 2009

Coordinators: Maarit Korpi, Anvar Shukurov, Kandaswamy Subramanian

www.nordita.org/axelfest2009

A meeting on the occasion of the 50th birthday of Axel Brandenburg (Nordita, Stockholm, Sweden). The location has been chosen in Finland, where the academic career of Axel has started. The scope of the meeting covers the broad range of Axel's research interests, from planets to the Sun and stars, to galaxies, and to the Early Universe, with emphasis on the role and origin of magnetic fields, and on numerical experiments. Axel has published with about 130 coauthors.

Astroparticle Physics - A Pathfinder to New Physics

Program

30 March — 30 April 2009

Coordinators: Joakim EDSJÖ, Steen HANNESTAD, Tommy OHLSSON

www.nordita.org/app2009

The research topics to be covered at the program are: neutrino physics, dark matter, cosmology, supersymmetry, dark energy, inflation, extra dimensions, ultra-high-energy cosmic rays, supernovae, leptogenesis.
We intend to keep the program rather loose what concerns seminars, thus giving more time for actual research and discussing future research projects among the participants of the program.

Assessment of the Biological Effects of Nanomaterials Symposium

Workshop

23—24 March 2009

Coordinators: Emppu Salonen

www.nordita.org/nano2009-w

How much do we actually know about the environmental and health effects of nanomaterials? Too little. Is there possibly reason for concern? Yes. Is it possible that nanomaterials could be used for applications improving the quality our lives, if we just understood their properties well enough. Definitely yes.
The syposium is organized as part of the Nordita scientific program Theoretical Assessment and Prediction of the Biological and Environmental Effects of Nanomaterials.

Theoretical Assessment and Prediction of the Biological and Environmental Effects of Nano Materials

Program

6—28 March 2009

Coordinators: Emppu Salonen, Ilpo Vattulainen

www.nordita.org/nano2009

The environmental and health effects of nanomaterials are of global concern, both in view of assessing the impact of nanomaterials discharged into nature and for a safe and transparent development of nanotechnology, especially in relation to novel applications in biomedicine.
The aim of this scientific program is to establish an international think-tank of researchers excelling in state-of-the-art computational and analytical theoretical methods to assess these and related issues.

2008

22nd Nordic Network Meeting "Strings, Fields, and Branes"

Meeting

27—29 November 2008

Coordinators: Joel Ekstrand, Ulf Lindström, Maxim Zabzine

www.nordita.org/22nordic2008

The workshop is the part of the Nordita scientific program Geometrical Aspects of String Theory which runs October 15 - December 15 2008 at Nordita.

Workshop on Geometrical Aspects of String Theory

Workshop

20—24 October 2008

Coordinators: Ulf Lindström, Maxim Zabzine

www.nordita.org/gast2008-w

The workshop is the part of the Nordita scientific program Geometrical Aspects of String Theory which runs October 15 - December 15 2008 at Nordita.

Geometrical Aspects of String Theory

Program

15 October — 15 December 2008

Coordinators: Ulf Lindström, Maxim Zabzine

www.nordita.org/gast2008

Ever since the birth of superstring theory, interaction with geometry has been one of the primary driving forces that has led to progress. On one hand, string theory has generated many new geometrical concepts; and on the other hand new ideas from geometry have often found their first applications in string theory.
Within the program there will be the "Geometrical Aspects of String Theory" workshop and "The 22nd Nordic Network Meeting on Strings, Fields and Branes"

Turbulence and Oscillations in Accretion Discs

Workshop

1—15 October 2008

Coordinators: Marek Abramovicz, Axel Brandenburg, Paula Rebusco

www.nordita.org/toad2008

 

Ice and Water in the Universe. From Astrobiology to Terrestrial Bodies

Workshop

15—26 September 2008

Coordinators: Axel Brandenburg, John Wettlaufer

www.nordita.org/ice2008

 

Workshop on Biological Movement and Search

Workshop

25—27 August 2008

Coordinators: John Hertz, Ralf Metzler

www.nordita.org/bms2008

Search processes play an important role in physical, chemical, and biological systems, a prominent example playing the encounter of two molecules to perform a chemical reaction as quantified in the Smoluchowsky model. Recent interest is directed toward more complex search processes. In particular, gene regulation in biological cells has been very actively studied.

Identification of Dark Matter

Conference

18—22 August 2008

Coordinators: Lars Bergström, Jan Conrad, Joakim Edsjö, Stephan Hofmann, Per-Olof Hulth, Edvard Mörtsell, Tommy Ohlsson, Mark Pearce

www.nordita.org/idm2008

 

Conformal field theory approach to quantum Hall physics

Workshop

13—16 August 2008

Coordinators: Eddy Ardonne, T. Hans Hansson

www.nordita.org/cftqhe2008

 

Nordita Summerschool 2008 on De Sitter Cosmology

School

8—17 August 2008

Coordinators: Torsten Bringmann, Øystein Elgarøy, Stefan Hofmann

www.nordita.org/summerschool2008

This school is the anchor in a series of schools organized by Nordita that complement university education and provide direct contact to field leaders in selected research areas, heading towards deep impact research activities. The topics of the school are The Cosmological Constant Challenge and Advanced Inflation.

The 2nd Nordic Workshop on LHC and Beyond

Workshop

12—14 June 2008

Coordinators:

www.nordita.org/lhc2008

The workshop is part of the program TeV Scale Physics and Dark Matter, and is part of the series organised by the LHC and Beyond NordForsk Network aiming to integrate the Nordic participation in the Large Hadron Collider at CERN and facilitate the Nordic R&D plans for the next generation of experiments beyond the LHC.

TeV scale physics and dark matter

Program

1 June — 31 July 2008

Coordinators: Katri Huitu, Per Osland

www.nordita.org/tev2008

The Standard Model of Elementary Particle Physics suffers from a number of inconsistencies and requires extreme fine-tuning of parameters in some areas. This has led to the widespread belief that the Standard Model is the low-energy effective theory of some more fundamental theory in which all, or most, of the difficulties plaguing it are removed. The search for this more fundamental theory is one of the main enterprises of theoretical elementary particle physics.
Within the program there will be the "2nd Nordic Workshop on LHC and Beyond".

PhysDIS Workshop

Workshop

15—17 May 2008

Coordinators: Mikko Alava, Erik Aurell

www.nordita.org/physdis2008-w

The workshop is part of the program Physics of distributed information systems (PhysDIS). Statistical physics has recently applied been to understanding, analysis and design of large distributed information systems. These range from decoding algorithms (Belief Propagation) and phase transitions and typical-case hardness in combinatorial optimization problems to content distribution and dynamical phenomena on the Internet, to the modelling of distributed agent systems - Peer-to-Peer networks, auction mechanisms and more.

Physics of distributed information systems (PhysDIS)

Program

5—31 May 2008

Coordinators: Mikko Alava, Erik Aurell

www.nordita.org/physdis2008

Statistical physics has recently applied been to understanding, analysis and design of large distributed information systems. These range from decoding algorithms (Belief Propagation) and phase transitions and typical-case hardness in combinatorial optimization problems to content distribution and dynamical phenomena on the Internet, to the modelling of distributed agent systems - Peer-to-Peer networks, auction mechanisms and more. The PhysDIS program aims to survey current trends in this exciting area, and foster new research into untapped directions.

Turbulence and Dynamos

Program

17 March — 11 April 2008

Coordinators: Maarit Korpi, Anvar Shukurov, Kandaswamy Subramanian

www.nordita.org/turbulence2008

The origin of astrophysical magnetic fields remains controversial. The intense progress in nonlinear and turbulent dynamo theory of the last ten years has prepared ground for imminent fundamental progress in this area. The programme will bring together experts in various relevant areas in order to (1) identify the critical problems to allow further rapid progress, (2) focus the effort on the most fruitful areas of research and (3) establish new collaborations, especially those between theoreticians and observers, that might ensure such a progress.

Origins of Homochirality

Program

1—29 February 2008

Coordinators: Anja C. Andersen, Axel Brandenburg, Raphaël Plasson

www.nordita.org/homochirality2008

Videos from talks

Homochirality is a unique property of living matter, and a property that gradually disappears after death. The origin of homochirality is therefore closely linked to the origin of life, which makes this topic a prominent research field in astrobiology.

2007

Joint Nordic Astrobiology and SWAN Meeting

Meeting

6—7 November 2007

Coordinators: Axel Brandenburg, Nils Holm, Raphaël Plasson, Anthony Poole

www.nordita.org/nasm2007

The purpose of this Astrobiology meeting is to bring together people from the Nordic countries in general and Sweden in particular. There will be time for formal presentation and plenty of time for discussion. The meeting is organized jointly with the Swedish Astrobiology Network (SWAN).

Quantum Fluids

Program

15 August — 30 September 2007

Coordinators: Egor Babaev, Hans Thors Hansson, Anders Karlhede, Susanne Viefers, Mats Wallin, Frank Wilczek

www.nordita.org/qf2007

Focus of the program: quantum fluids, Bose-Einstein condensates, supersolids, quantum hall systems, exotic states such as projected quantum fluid states of metallic hydrogen, topological defects and vortex matter in quantum fluids.

Pencil Code User Meeting 2007

Meeting

14—17 August 2007

Coordinators: Axel Brandenburg, Boris Dintrans, Wolfgang Dobler, Anders Johansen, Petri Käpylä

www.nordita.org/pencil2007

 

Statistical mechanics of distributed information systems

Workshop

15—18 July 2007

Coordinators: Mikko Alava, Erik Aurell, John Hertz, Scott Kirkpatrick, Supriya Krishnamurthy

www.nordita.org/smdis2007

 

Cosmology, Strings, and Phenomenology Conference

Conference

11—20 June 2007

Coordinators: Lars Bergström, Ulf Danielsson, Ariel Goobar, Anupam Mazumdar

www.nordita.org/cosmology2007

 

New Trends in Radiation Hydrodynamics

Workshop

9—11 May 2007

Coordinators: Axel Brandenburg, Garrelt Mellema, Åke Nordlund, Juri Poutanen, Göran Scharmer, Ed Spiegel

www.nordita.org/trends2007

The purpose of the 3-day symposium is to highlight the role of radiation in fluid dynamical activity throughout astrophysics. A wide range of topics will be considered including thermal effects in the solar atmosphere and sunspots, radiation pressure driven dynamics such as photon bubbles in hot stars and accretion discs and reionization of the Universe by the first stars.

21st Nordic Network Meeting "Strings, Fields, and Branes"

Meeting

15—17 February 2007

Coordinators: Paolo Di Vecchia

www.nordita.org/21nordic2007

The program during this meeting will consist of lecture series by invited speakers, and short talks by students and young researchers who wish to contribute.

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